SEXTING and SEX on The INTERNET

Sexting Handout = Cerebellum Corporation

What is Sexting = About.com

VIDEO:  Why do teens "sext" = DTV (seeker)

All about sexting = MAHALO..includes news video and references

Teens go too far = ABC news

textual mis-conduct = SLATE

ARTICLE:  Sexting increasing among teens = Good Morning America as
posted on yahoo FEBRUARY 2018

Common among teens = CBS news January 2009

ARTICLE: PA Teens face child porn charges due to sexting (2009)  = msnbc

ARTICLE: PA changes sexting laws from felony to lesser offense(2011) =
politics PA

LAWS:  USA SEXTING LAWS all 50 states = mobile media guard

LEGAL ARTICLE:  PA Penalties for Sexting =
Ciccirelli Law Offices 2015

LEGAL ARTICLE:  PA law on Sexting =
Law offices of Michael T Van Der Veen 2016

VIDEO AND ARTICLE:  Sexting @ Radnor HS (11/16/2012) =
NBC NEWS

VIDEO and ARTICLE (video may not play in school)
Sexting @ Radnor (11/16/2102) = FOX 29 News


ARTICLE:  Before you press send:  Legal rights for sending Nude Pics
= hellobeaitiful.com
NOTES:  Sexting

A relatively NEW term (came out around 2007) which means
sending sexual text messages and/or sexy photos to your
boyfriends/girlfriends.  

In the past, teen couples past notes that flirted OR talked on the
phone and flirted/said sexy things.  But…the notes could be torn
up, thrown away, and the phone could be hung up and then, the
flirts were just memories.  Now, text messages, Instant messages,
chat rooms, emails, posts, etc…are PERMANENT.  You may
delete them, but the server they were placed on has forever access
to them if they want it.  

Sexting with words itself , although it may or may not be
appropriate, is not technically illegal in most states…however, the
pics are.  

LAW:  NUDE pictures of people under the age of 18 are ILLEGAL
unless taken for medical purposes.  It is SO easy to take a quick pic
of yourself nude, and send it to your boyfriend or Girlfriend. It is an
alarmingly more prevalent issue with teen and tween girls sending
nude pictures than it is for tween and teen boys however.  
Therefore, a teen girl may be saying, "What’s the harm in letting
him look but not touch right?  WRONG

1)        Once the pic is placed into cyberspace, it’s owned by the
server (yahoo, google, flicker, facebook, tumbler, cell phone
carriers, etc).   If it’s posted, it can be “caught” by search engines
and shared for the world to see.  (yes…there are privacy settings
limiting who sees them…but there is always a possibility, they can
be stolen

2)        What happens when you break up?  Maybe the boy wants
to get back at you or worse, their new girlfriend finds the pic?  
Now, it gets sent to other people and you’re a pin up playboy
centerfold over night (not really, but you get the point)

3)        What if your parents see it?  Advice never do anything with
or for your boyfriend that you wouldn’t do in front of your parents.

4)        What if an adult at school sees it?  Students have been
suspended for inappropriate posts and pics.  You may say, "it's my
business..and if it's done out of school, why should school care?".  
Schools often make policies that discipline their students for
behaviors outside of school if it is illegal or involved with violence.  
Remember, it is illegal to send nude pics so......

5)        What if the Police see it?  Maybe the internet crimes
prevention unit is browsing local high school student webpages Or
maybe someone tipped them off…..If you are in possession of pics
of people nude under 18, you can be arrested for possessing child
porn.  The PA House made a revision in their laws (see article link
posted to the right) where the penalty for teen sexting is now a Mis-
Demeanor of mis-conduct. With a penalty of a fine and community
service.  This is a change as of 5/24/2011.  Prior to that, possessing
any nude pictures of a minor is a strict FELONY and considered
Child Porn.  It is still a felony if a person over 18 possesses a pic of
a person under 18/  

All 50 States and most U.S. Territories have laws against possessing
nude pics of a child.  In some states, it's still a felony.    

6)        What if your employer sees it? What if a potential employer
does a search and finds it?   Employers from some businesses have
been known to pay for extreme background checks including
obscure posts long ago.  The Federal Government often subpoenas
Internet and Cell Phone companies for records containing past
written, pic, and video posts.    Many jobs judge a person by the
nature of their character no matter how skilled you are at the job...
others don't.  Is this a risk worth it?

Just because it’s available, doesn’t mean you have to take part in it..
be careful   

Movie Reflection:
Sexting in Suburbia ..an original lifetime movie about
a girl who kills herself over sexting.  
Watch the movie, do a 1 full page reflection, =
worth 25 points towards project extra credit.
Human Sexuality Unit
Sexting....the "new" phone sex
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